Aug. 9, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – The City of Harrisburg has received a revised plan for Harrisburg’s exit from Act 47, and Mayor Eric Papenfuse and City officials are reviewing the document.

The new plan rescinds the onerous property taxes that the previous plan assessed for 2019-20, but significant property taxes remain possible in the third year of the plan.

“My goal remains for a path to exit Act 47 in a way that secures the City’s financial future – sooner rather than later,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.  “Anything short of this will not be acceptable to the hard-working people of Harrisburg, who have categorically rejected any plan that burdens them with more taxes.”

Mayor Eric Papenfuse has called for the state legislature to allow the City to immediately exit from Act 47 with its current taxing authority, and the legislature is slated to take up the issue in September following summer recess.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected].


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  • Joan McEntyre

    They also need to carefully consider the amount of higher income residents, and therefore revenue, the city will lose if the EIT remains at the current rate. We will not continue to be taxed such a high rate while receiving no benefit in return. We can easily leave. Moving is not my favorite and I like living here, but I’m not going to continue paying this city for absolutely nothing.

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